Arsenal are set to launch a bid to sign Juventus defender Daniele Rugani on mortgage, Corriere Torino, reviews.
With club captain Laurent Koscielny successfully on strike and Rob Holding nonetheless getting back from a 10-month layoff, Unai Emery needs so as to add a physique in central defence.
In latest days, the Gunners have had a latest flurry of switch exercise.
The signing of Dani Ceballos on a season-long mortgage from Real Madrid was confirmed on Thursday, whereas Arsenal are rising more and more assured of prising Kieran Tierney from Celtic.
Nicolas Pepe is predicted to reach from Lille in a club-record £72million deal subsequent week, however William Saliba represents the one defensive signing the club has made thus far this summer time and he has been instantly loaned again to Saint-Etienne.
Emery will now flip their attentions to Rugani, whose first staff alternatives are prone to be restricted by the arrival of Matthijs de Ligt.
Rugani made 20 appearances in all competitions for Juventus final season and is valued at around €40m.